colin cassidy

Investment Strategy

Funds can make impact in cutting chronic diseases

Funds and their insurers should play a bigger role in helping to prevent chronic diseases that stem from poor lifestyle and dietary choices, according to leading health experts at the Group Insurance Summit. Kerry Doyle, chief executive of the Heart Foundation NSW, said Australia had reached a “tipping point” in obesity, which compelled change across […]
Unintentional

Debate: Favouring IP over TPD

The following people met recently to discuss the sustainability of insurance. Jeff Humphreys, principal, CHR Consulting; Linda Winterbottom, senior rehabilitation specialist, CommInsure; Bernard O’Connor, company secretary, NGS; Helen Hewett, executive officer, Industry Funds Forum; Colin Cassidy national insurance manager, HOSTPLUS; Frank Crapis, head of industry funds, Comminsure; Margo Lydon, chief executive, SuperFriend and Russell Mason, […]
Roundtables

Tackling lawyer led insurance claims

Some of the most influential people in the group insurance space met in Sydney in March to discuss the sustainability of the sector. The group discussed initiatives to limit lawyer-led insurance claims and to improve data standards. The superannuation member who makes a total and permanent disability (TPD) claim through a lawyer and ends up […]
Investment Strategy

Legalsuper bucks premium trend

Legalsuper has been able to negotiate a three year premium freeze on group insurance with OnePath owing to the low risk profile of its members. It has also gained unlimited death cover, a rise in TPD cover from $2 million to $3 million, a doubling in increased terminal illness benefit to $2 million and increase […]